Social Work and Human Services Dissertation Conclusion Paper on Social development

Social development

Theoretical framework

            The issue of unsafe sex among teenagers can be solved by having the parents and guardians advise the children on the adverse consequences of the act. The adverse impacts of unsafe sex necessitate actions to control the same.  Parents, guardians and other members of the community have a responsibility of ensuring that the teenagers are not affected by the adverse impacts of unsafe sex such as disruption of education. Education is one of the aspects that promote social development in a community thus should be promoted among the teenagers. To understand the social development better, the asset and social development theory can be effective. The theory holds that the potential and strengths within the community are the assets that can be used to enhance social development (Pippard & Bjorklund, 2003).

             The development of Latino society can be achieved by identifying the potential that the teenagers have and encouraging them to work towards achieving the best in the society by avoiding unsafe sex. The community should take the initiative to educate the Latino teenagers about the dangers of having unsafe sex to one’s life such as contracting incurable diseases.  By doing this, it is possible for the community to tap and develop the skills of the teenagers for development of the entire community. A study carried out by Ohmer & Korr (2006), proves that it is possible to develop a community through implementing appropriate interventions such as enlightening the society on the factors that affect their development. This implies that it is possible to achieve sustainable development among the Latino people by educating the teenagers on dangers of unsafe sex.


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